Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm EST
ticking. just nine days until $85 billion in federal spending cuts could go into effect. the pentagon said if that happens, the have the majority of the 800,000 civilian workers would have to be furloughed. >> this is one of the most distasteful tasks i will face. >> reporter: they will lose one day of work each week for 22 weeks, a also of 20% of their pay. military personnel would be exempted. pentagon officials warn even though the civilian workforce will take the direct hit -- >> the associated furloughs will impact our war fighters, our veterans and family mem tbhers untold ways. >> reporter: lawmakers voted to delay it by two months as part of that last-minute deal at new year's but that set up another deadline. if congress doesn't act by march 1st, $85 billion in spending cuts did into effect all at once. it would also mean tsa agents are furloughed, so expect longer lines at airport security. 1,000 law enforcement agents forced off the job. 70,000 preschoolers dropped from their head start program. 80% of the pentagon civilian workforce is based outside of the washington area.
Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm EST
them by coming together with more sensible approaches. >> reporter: yesterday the pentagon said if the cuts happen it'll furlough most of its 800,000 civilian work force. losing one day of work a week for up to 22 weeks would mean a cut of 20% in pay. military people would be exempt but. >> the across the board cuts to defense will harm our national security interests, will reduce our readiness. >> reporter: the cut also have a ripple affect across the nation. tsa agents could be furloughs meaning longer lines at security. 1,000 fbi and other agents off the job and 70,000 preschoolers dropped from head start. next week the president will hit the road to highlight what the white house called the real world impact of these cuts including lost jobs. abc news washington. >> now if an agreement isn't reached in time more than 100,000 federal employees right here in the state could have their salaries cut. >> all new, adam jones, chris davis and matt weeder also have a all new look when they step in to the batter's box. a new batting helmet developed will be standard issue for all teams